A gaming mouse is the primary input for a variety of gamers, which is why choosing the right one can make a massive difference. Additionally, having a gaming mouse that is both lightweight and wireless is essentials to performing well in the games you play due to less drag and quicker movements. Therefore, below we have curated the comprehensive list of the lightest wireless gaming mice.
We’ll touch upon various shapes and sizes from multiple brands. In addition to briefly discussing a few things, you should look for when deciding on the best lightweight wireless gaming mouse as to your need. Such as the mouse’s sensor, battery life, and much more.
Lightest Wireless Gaming Mice
1Razer Viper Ultimate
If you’re looking for an ambidextrous design with a medium size, a great sensor, and plenty of functionality, the Viper Ultimate is a great choice.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor | Switches: Razer Optical | DPI: 20,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 8 | Weight: 74g | Size: Medium | Length: 5 inches | Grip width: 2.3 inches | Orientation: Ambidextrous
- 70-hour battery life
- HyperSpeed lag-free wireless
- Ambidextrous design
- Not exactly cheap
- Battery only long with RGB off
Razer has been around for a good while, with some nice mice options like the extremely popular DeathAdder. However, when it comes to a wireless gaming mouse, nothing beats the Viper Ultimate. It’s an excellent mouse made to cater to a variety of users, and it has all the specs and features you would expect.
One thing we love about it is that it uses Razer’s HyperSpeed technology. With wireless mice, latency has always been an issue, but HyperSpeed eliminates it completely, making for mice that perform just as well as a wired one in terms of latency. You won’t find this with many other mice, which is why the Viper Ultimate is one of the recommended lightest wireless gaming mouse models.
At the heart of the Viper Ultimate is Razer’s 20,000 DPI optical sensor. This is an extremely accurate sensor that tracks very well and is perfect for games like FPS, where quick reaction times are important and you can’t afford to compromise. It’s one of the best sensors Razer has ever used in a mouse, which does speak volumes.
There’s another thing that’s impressive about the Viper Ultimate, and that’s the weight. While wireless mice are usually heavier due to the battery and the other tech that’s inside, the Viper Ultimate tips the scales at only 74 grams, which is very lightweight.
When you factor in that you get all of this in an ambidextrous design, with a 70-hour battery, there’s no reason not to go for it.
2Logitech G PRO X Superlight
If you’re looking for an ambidextrous design with a medium size, a great sensor, and plenty of functionality, the Viper Ultimate is a great choice.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: Logitech HERO 25K | Switches: Omron 20M | DPI: 25,600 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 5 | Weight: 63g | Size: Medium | Length: 4.9 inches | Grip width: 2.5 inches | Orientation: Symmetrical right-handed
- One of the lightest wireless mice
- PTFE feet for excellent glide
- Compatibility with PowerPlay charging
- Very expensive
- No RGB lighting
While the original G PRO was one of Logitech’s best mice, a lot of people complained that it was a tad too heavy. With that in mind, Logitech just now introduced the G PRO X Superlight, a lightweight version of the G PRO that keeps all the important functionalities but reduces the weight to an impressive 63 grams.
The sensor inside is Logitech’s latest and greatest HERO 25K sensor, which means you get incredible accuracy and tracking, as well as up to 25,000 DPI. We have no idea if anyone even uses DPI that high, but it’s there if you need it. The wireless performance is top-notch as well, thanks to Logitech’s Lightspeed technology that’s just as quick to react as a wired mouse.
One of the things Logitech has done to reduce weight is to remove the buttons on the right of the mouse. You only get two buttons on the left, which you can program and set up to do pretty much anything you want. Another thing that’s gone is RGB – the lighting is heavy and Logitech removed it to further reduce weight.
At the bottom, you’ll find massive PTFE feet, which deliver some of the smoothest glides when it comes to stock mice feet. Overall, if you liked the form factor of the G PRO, you’ll love the G PRO X Superlight. It’s the same mouse, just lighter and even more accurate.
3Finalmouse Starlight-12 Ares
Even though insanely expensive and difficult to get your hands on, the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Ares is extremely lightweight at a mere 45 grams and looks very beautiful.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: FinalmouseFinalsensor| Switches: Omron | DPI: 20,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: None (No software available) | Weight: 45g | Size: Small | Length: 4.5 inches | Grip width: 2.2 inches | Orientation: Symmetrical right-handed
- Extremely lightweight at only 45g
- Beautiful design and overall build quality, feels great in the hand
- Long battery life
- No button programmability
- Very expensive
Finalmouse’s Starlight-12 is the company’s first wireless mouse, but it checks a lot of boxes for enthusiasts who want the absolute lightest mouse out there. On the outside, it’s made of a magnesium alloy and has a honeycomb shape to keep the weight low, but that design is absolutely beautiful. The mouse comes in a red and white colorway with gold accents and is unlike anything else on the market. Claimed weight is 42 grams, but even Finalmouse claims that due to the manufacturing process, the weight can vary a couple of grams. Still impressively lightweight and feels very good in the hand.
When it comes to the performance, Finalmouse includes their own Finalsensor which goes up to 20,000 DPI and tracks very well. Their Godspeed wireless technology is based on a Nordic RF platform, with a custom, in-house developed firmware, and the wireless performance is on par with any other lag-free wireless mouse. And while there is no Bluetooth, which some manufacturers use for extended battery life, the Starlight-12 can reach up to 160 hours of continuous use, which is impressive.
Overall, the Starlight-12 is a beautiful mouse that’s as lightweight as they come and performs admirably in any kind of game, but the high price tag and the fact that there is no software so you can program the buttons make it less-than-ideal for many.
4Razer Orochi V2
For people whose main requirements are a great gaming mouse and portability, the Orochi V2 is a great choice, but it’s only comfortable if you have small to medium sized hands due to its compact shape.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: Razer Optical Sensor | Switches: Razer Mechanical | DPI: 18,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 6 | Weight: 60g | Size: Small | Length: 4.25 inches | Grip width: 2.3 inches | Orientation: Symmetrical right-handed
- Up to 950 hours battery on Bluetooth Low Energy
- Razer Mechanical Switches
- Durable PTFE feet
- Small shape is not ideal for everyone
Razer’s original Orochi was a massive success. It was meant to be a portable mouse you could throw in your bag alongside your laptop and whip it out at a LAN party. But the V2 improves on it in every possible way and is now our favorite option for small-handed users that want a portable gaming choice that’s still great as a daily driver.
The shape is symmetrical, but it’s made for right-handed users because the only two side buttons are on the left side of the mouse. This isn’t a first for Razer, but considering they wanted to keep pricing reasonable, we don’t blame them for this. The weight is only 60 grams, but with a AA battery installed it moves up to about 72g. The scroll wheel is excellent, with a rubberized surface that’s grippy and works well. And we also love the switches, which are some of the most durable switches you can get nowadays.
Performance-wise, you get an 18,000 DPI optical sensor, which is solid and can be used paired with Razer’s HyperSpeed wireless technology. This way, you have up to 425 hours of battery and lag-free, precise gaming. But if you need it for day-to-day use, Bluetooth Low Energy doubles the battery life and introduces a minimal amount of latency. Overall, if you have small hands (or want a portable mouse), Razer’s Orochi V2 is an excellent choice
5SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless
Though SteelSeries were late to the wireless mice game, the Aerox 3 Wireless is a great option for gamers with smaller hands.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: SteelSeries TrueMove Air | Switches: Golden Micro IP54 | DPI: 18,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 6 | Weight: 66g | Size: Small | Length: 4.75 inches | Grip width: 2.4 inches | Orientation: Right-handed
- 200-hour battery life and USB-C fast charging
- Zero-latency wireless, plus Bluetooth
- Water and dust resistant design
- Honeycomb design isn’t everyone’s cup of tea
- SteelSeries’s customer service could be a downside for some
SteelSeries has never been a strong contender in the world of lightweight mice, but that all changes with the introduction of the Aerox 3 Wireless. This is an impressive mouse in every way, utilizing a long battery life, excellent sensor, and a rather impressive weight of just 66 grams.
Inside is SteelSeries’ TrueMove Air optical sensor, which gets you up to 18,000 DPI and a 1000Hz polling rate. There is zero hardware acceleration, which makes this an incredibly accurate sensor overall. It’s also paired with a 2.4GHz wireless, which means absolutely zero latency when you’re gaming with the Aerox 3 Wireless. You do, however, also get Bluetooth, so you can use it on the go as well if you don’t want the dongle.
The switches are Golden Micro IP54 switches, and they’re rated for an impressive 80 million clicks. You won’t be swapping these out anytime soon.
The design is beautiful – you have a shell that’s all holes to reduce the weight and a lot of RGB lights inside. What’s impressive, though, is the fact that even with all those holes, you have an AquaBarrier that adds resistance to water and dust. Not something you see every day.
Add to this thing like USB-C fast charging and a very impressive 200 hours battery life, and you’ve got yourself an overall excellent mouse. There are zero things we don’t like about this mouse, and if you don’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money, it’s definitely one you should be taking a look at.
6Logitech G Pro Wireless
Although still somewhat overpriced, the G PRO tips the scales at 80 grams and comes with class-leading performance, which is why it’s great for gamers who don’t mind a slightly heavier mouse.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: Logitech HERO 25K | Switches: Omron 20M | DPI: 25,600 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 4/6/8 (removable side buttons) | Weight: 80g | Size: Medium | Length: 4.9 inches | Grip width: 2.5 inches | Orientation: Ambidextrous
- Compatible with PowerPlay charging
- Durable PTFE feet
- Simple, minimalist design
- Expensive for what it is
- Only 48 hours battery with RGB on
You just can’t discuss gaming peripherals without mentioning Logitech G. And when it comes to the lightest wireless gaming mouse, the G Pro Wireless is one of the most popular mice on the market nowadays, for many reasons.
Aside from the ambidextrous shape, probably the most interesting thing about the G Pro is its simplicity. Compared to other mice that scream “gaming” with the design and include various features, the G Pro is calming. It’s simple, it has nothing special about it, yet it manages to be one of the best mice out there. There are two side buttons on each side, the two main buttons, and the scroll wheel – and that’s it. Simple, functional, beautiful. Oh, and those side buttons can be removed if you want to, to make it even more personalized.
The sensor inside is Logitech’s no-compromise Hero 16K sensor. It’s their most accurate one yet, and not only is it extremely accurate, but it’s also very power efficient, too, which makes it perfect for a wireless mouse. Combined with Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology, it’s as accurate and latency-free as a wired mouse, which makes it a great choice for all kinds of games.
If you’re a fan of the shape, you’ll also love the weight – at 80 grams it’s actually very lightweight for a wireless mouse that performs this well. Factor in the 48-hour battery and RGB backlit logo, and you’ve got a winner.
7Glorious Model O Wireless
Not everyone is a fan of the honeycomb design, but if you don’t mind it, the Model O Wireless is a solid lightweight gaming mouse, and at a good price.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: BAMF Optical Sensor | Switches: Omron 20M | DPI: 19,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 6 | Weight: 69g | Size: Medium | Length: 5 inches | Grip width: 2.5 inches | Orientation: Symmetrical right-handed
- Affordable compared to the competition
- Subtle RGB lighting
- Included ultra-flexible cable
- Honeycomb design isn’t for everyone
Glorious’s first wireless mouse is the Model O Wireless, and we have to say, they’ve hit the nail on the head with just about every aspect of the mouse. It comes with their signature comfortable shape and adds to that a zero-latency wireless functionality and very low weight.
The sensor is their own BAMF sensor, and it’s made in collaboration with PixArt, which says a lot. It’s optimized to perform very well in any situation while drawing very little power. You have a 400 IPS tracking speed and up to 19,000 DPI, paired with a 1000Hz polling rate. In terms of gaming performance, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a fault with it. And it’s paired with a 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, which means zero latency in any situation.
You have a total of six programmable buttons, two of which are on the left side since this is a right-handed mouse. The main buttons come with Omron mechanical switches, which are rated for 20 million clicks. This is a pretty durable mouse in this regard.
On the outside, you have a very recognizable design, with a honeycomb shape made to reduce weight. And at 69 grams, it does that very well. What’s impressive is that even at this weight, you still get things like RGB lights that you can adjust with Glorious’ software.
All things considered, if you aren’t keen on spending too much money, and want a mouse that performs admirably with zero latency, this is it.
8ROCCAT KONE Pro Air
The ROCCAT KONE Pro Air is overall a solid gaming mouse, with lag-free wireless and a great sensor, but it lacks a “wow” factor that would separate it from the competition.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: ROCCAT Owl-Eye Optical Sensor | Switches: ROCCAT Titan Switch Optical | DPI: 19,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 5 | Weight: 75g | Size: Medium| Length: 4.9 inches | Grip width: 2.5 inches | Orientation: Right-handed
- Dual connectivity with Bluetooth and 2.4GHz
- Solid battery life at over 100 hours and quick charging
- The semi-transparent shell and RGB lights look great
- Weird design might not fit everyone
- Looks cheap with RGB off
The KONE Pro Air is a solid choice for many gamers, but when you take a closer look at it, you realize it doesn’t really have anything special about it – it’s just good, and that’s it. On the outside, it has a shell that’s a semi-transparent design at the front, where the RGB LEDs are, and that looks rather nice. But overall, the design is a bit weird and definitely won’t be for everyone. To add to this, turn off the RGB and the KONE Pro Air looks like a cheap mouse you found in your local PC parts shop – not a desirable look for a mouse that costs this much.
In terms of performance, it’s good enough for most gamers. You get both 2.4GHz lag-free wireless, and Bluetooth, so you can pick whether you prefer zero latency or longer battery life. The Owl-Eye sensor is ROCCAT’s own creation, and it works very well, going up to 19,000 DPI and with excellent tracking overall. The switches are actually Omron switches that have ROCCAT’s tuning to make them silent and snappy, and it works pretty well. The 75-gram weight is just average, but that’s not a bad thing – there are much heavier mice out there. The battery life is great, at over 100 hours, and you can get 5 hours of playtime with a 10-minute charge, which is impressive.
Overall, the KONE Pro Air is not a bad mouse by any means, it’s just not particularly good either, and the shape isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea.
9Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm
The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symmis easily one of the most customizable mice out there, and with lag-free wireless and an excellent PixArt sensor, it’s a gamers’ dream!
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: PixArt PAW3335 Optical | Switches: Omron 50M | DPI: 16,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 6 | Weight: 68-77g | Size: Small | Length: 4.7 inches | Grip width: 2.3 inches | Orientation: Symmetrical right-handed
- Customizable shell that you can swap out
- Low-power optimized PixArt sensor
- Omron switches rated at 50M clicks
- Only 40 hours battery life
Pwnage has made a name for itself in the world of lightweight mice, and the Ultra Custom Wireless Symm definitely lives up to the reputation. You can visually configure it in a variety of styles, with custom colors for the buttons and shell available, and you can even pick between a honeycomb or solid body and shell, so you can get the weight and looks tailored to your liking. To add to this, the shell covers are available as an add-on, so you can have them in multiple colors/styles, and they can be swapped out with no tools. Customizability at its finest!
Performance-wise, PixArt’s PAW3335 sensor makes an appearance, and it’s one of their sensors that are optimized for wireless mice, with low power consumption but still great tracking accuracy. Wireless is lag-free, as is to be expected with a wireless gaming mouse, and you get 50M clicks rated Omron switches, in comparison to the 10M or 20M most of the competition uses. To further sweeten the pot, Pwnage includes button spacers in four dimensions so you can get the exact button feel you want. Even more customization – great! When all is said and done, if you can’t really find a lightweight mouse that fits your needs and requirements, the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm is probably one you should give a shot to – with so many customization features, you’ll definitely find a combination that works for you.
10Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Wireless
Finally a wireless DeathAdder for users who don’t want to give up on the shape, the V2 Pro is a proven shape powered by excellent internals, but fails to impress in the weight department.
SpecificationsConnectivity: Wireless | Sensor: Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor | Switches: Razer Optical | DPI: 20,000 | Polling rate: 1,000Hz | Programmable Buttons: 8 | Weight: 88g | Size: Medium | Length: 5 inches | Grip width: 2.43 inches | Orientation: Right-handed
- Tried-and-tested shape
- HyperSpeed lag-free wireless
- HyperShift functionality for additional mouse buttons
- Heavy compared to the competition
- Chroma charging dock is not included
Razer’s DeathAdder is arguably their most popular mouse, ever. It has a right-handed shape that many gamers love as it fits different gripping styles, and it comes with button positioning that makes it a very versatile pick. And for this reason, Razer finally did what many gamers pleaded them to do – make it wireless. The DeathAdder V2 Pro is that iteration, and it’s one of the best lightweight gaming mice out there.
On the outside, the shape is the traditional DeathAdder shape we all know and love. It comes with a rubberized side for added grip and excellent comfort. The button placement is great as well. The total weight is 88 grams, which is pretty good for a latency-free wireless mouse.
Things are just as good on the inside because you get Razer’s new Focus+ 20K optical sensor with a 99.6% accuracy – it tracks phenomenally well, and there are zero issues with it. You will also notice that thanks to Razer’s HyperSpeed wireless technology, there is zero latency, equaling the performance to a wired mouse in this regard.
Razer made sure you can customize it, too, which is why you have Chroma RGB lighting you can set up with Synapse, as well as sync with Philips Hue products. You can also customize the 8 programmable buttons as well. To add to this, the 70 hours of battery life are pretty great and round out an overall great mouse.
Things to look for in a lightweight gaming mouse
When you’re looking for the lightest wireless gaming mouse, there are a couple of factors that might make-or-break the entire experience. If you skip on any of them, you may find yourself with a mouse you don’t enjoy using, and what’s the point in having such a mouse?
Shape and weight
There’s one thing that applies to just about any mouse in the world – if it doesn’t fit your hand well, it’s not going to work for you. Hand sizes are different for people, and so are hand shapes and preferred grip styles. What works for a medium hand and claw grip might not work for a medium hand and palm grip, and there are many combinations like this. This is why it’s good general advice to try the mouse before you buy it. However, if you’re already using a mouse with a shape that’s similar to the one you’re buying, you could just see how much of a difference there is by looking at the dimensions.
Weight is another thing that’s an individual thing, but in the past couple of years, it seems as if gamers are pushing for lighter mice. With wireless, this used to be a problem because you needed to host the transmitter and battery, which do add a bit of weight, but brands like Razer and Logitech have found ways to make sure this isn’t too much of a problem. Just look at the Viper Ultimate – it’s wireless, it’s latency-free, and it still weighs only 74 grams. This used to be a problem with wired mice a few years ago, and look at where we are now.
One big reason why gamers, especially competitive ones, avoided wireless mice is that they always introduced some kind of latency. This was a major problem, but fortunately, one that is now rectified. The first ones to solve this were Logitech with their Lightspeed wireless technology, which works wonderfully and is about the same as using a wired mouse. Other brands are catching up, too, like Corsair with SLIPSTREAM or Razer with HyperSpeed.
What should be kept in mind here is that you should steer clear of mice who don’t use such technology, or rely on Bluetooth for connectivity. Such mice will definitely introduce some kind of latency, and you want to avoid this when gaming. You can learn more about wireless mouse technology here.
Sensor, buttons, and switches
These three are the “performance” combination when it comes to mice – if one of them doesn’t perform well, you’ll feel it instantly, and you won’t be satisfied with your mouse. Mouse sensors tend to be rather accurate nowadays though, and anything by the reputable names does a great job in that regard.
With buttons and switches, it’s all a matter of finding a layout that works for you. The switches in most higher-end mice are rated for at least 50 million clicks, so they’re as durable as they come, and you won’t be worrying too much here.
Make sure you get a mouse with side buttons that are placed well, and that there are enough of them for your use case. Some might do with only two, but others might require a few more buttons, which is where mice like the G Pro Wireless are a great choice.
Battery life and charging
Last but not least, wireless = battery, and you don’t want your mouse to die on you while gaming, do you? Long battery life is critical for a gaming mouse, which is why most of the options we would recommend tend to have upwards of 40 hours of battery life.
The way your mouse charges will have an impact here, too. While there are still mice that use AA or AAA batteries that you just swap out, most mice will require you to plug them in to charge. Most mice will also continue working as normal when they’re plugged in and charging, and some might even switch to a wired mode to charge faster.
And then there are technologies like Logitech’s PowerPlay – you get a PowerPlay mouse and a compatible mouse pad, which has the entire surface acting as a wireless charger. This pretty much gives you unlimited battery, since your mouse will be charging all the time. Yes, it’s a pricy option at the moment, but it’s innovative, and it actually works surprisingly well.